Sedation Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry in Huntsville

Calming Dental Anxieties

It’s no secret that dental visits stir up negative feelings for many people. For you, the fear may be just a little twinge, or it may be so severe that you end up delaying dental appointments or avoiding them altogether.

Dr. Darby has completed over 100 hours of continuing education in sedation dentistry. You can be confident that you’re in good hands – as she has performed over 500 sedation cases!

If you want to enjoy the best possible dental health, it is essential that we help you overcome your anxiety. Using state-of-the-art sedation dentistry, Dr. Darby will help you achieve a deep state of relaxation, making it possible for you to receive necessary dental care with a minimum of stress or discomfort.

When receiving sedation for dental treatments, it’s important to find a professional who has the appropriate training to ensure your safety. Call (256) 537-8878 today!

Who Can Benefit from Sedation?

Using sedation, we can help you enjoy mental and physical relaxation during your dental procedure. Over the years, we’ve found that no matter how anxious a patient is, they can benefit from sedation and its calming effects.

When we combine sedation methods with a local anesthetic before your procedure, you’ll find that you can undergo oral surgery or other procedures with virtually no pain or discomfort.

At Flint River Dental, we also feel strongly that you don’t need to be a highly anxious patient for sedation to be effective. Sedation is also appropriate in cases where a patient requires multiple procedures and may have trouble sitting for long periods of time. Other patients suffer with TMJ pain that causes stress when they need to keep their mouths open for extended periods of time. In all these cases, oral sedation relaxes the muscles in the mouth enough to make treatment easier and more efficient.

What Types of Sedation Do You Offer?

Oral sedation is an excellent way to calm your nerves before your procedure. We’ll prescribe a sedative for you to take about an hour before your appointment to help you relax even before you get to our office. Dr. Darby will administer additional medication after your arrival to make sure you're completely comfortable.

During treatment, you will feel very calm but remain conscious so that you are able to express your concerns and answer our questions. Your condition will be monitored continuously throughout your procedure.

While oral sedation is safe and effective, you may want a milder form of sedation. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) has been used safely since the mid 1800s and has helped millions get the anxiety relief they need. An advantage of nitrous oxide sedation is that you won’t feel any lingering effects after treatment so you won’t need a driver to take you home.

Would You Like to Learn More?

Are you interested in learning more about the ways sedation dentistry at Flint River Dental can benefit you? We’ll be happy to answer all your questions and help you decide which type of sedation suits you best.

Contact us online or call (256) 537-8878 to get the help you need.

Patient Testimonials

Say It With a Smile
  • Nicest & Cleanest Dentist Office

    “The staff is always very friendly and helpful. This is one of the nicest and cleanest dentist offices that I have been to. I've never had a bad experience there, and hopefully, it stays that way.”

    - Travis G.
  • Absolute Best

    “The doctor and staff explained everything before they did anything. Everyone was so kind and understanding of my anxiety and made the experience the absolute best it could be.”

    - Kristen F.
  • Friendliest Staff Around!

    “I am so impressed with the procedures Flint River Dental has to keep everyone safe and healthy! Even behind the masks, you can see the smiles of the friendliest staff around!!! And I can’t leave out April- the most amazing and gentle hygienist I have”

    - Susan C.
  • The Absolute Best Dentist

    “Hands down the absolute best dentist I've ever been to, I'm not too proud to say that I got 7 crowns from them but they were very good during all of the procedures. I called them today about some pain in my jaw and upper and lower right teeth, they were ab”

    - Garret R.
  • It Was a Delight!

    “I took my two-year-old to her first dentist appointment today and it was a delight! I also had a cleaning and loved how family-friendly the staff were.”

    - Kaylee P.
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Our Core Values

  • Kindness Matters

    Kindness & dignity are a right, not a reward.

  • Grattitude

    Seek gratitude first & always. You can't have gratitude & be anxious at the same time!

  • Make Lemonade

    Barriers are an opportunity. We find a way to win.

  • Assume the Best

    Assume the best about patients & the team. No tolerance for gossip.

  • Smile Anyway

    If it's a hard day, remember you are a blessed child of God.

  • Margins for Mission

    We create profit for mission work in our community.

  • Update, Improve, Refine

    We are always finding ways to get better at what we do!

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